COVID-19: Total of 7 pregnant women test positive for coronavirus in Ghana

COVID-19: Total of 7 pregnant women test positive for coronavirus in Ghana

- Not less than seven pregnant women in Ghana have tested positive for the COVID-19

- The Chairman for Coalition of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) on Health stated that he fears the disease could have an adverse effect on the newborn babies as well

- Dr. Benaku is, however, calling on all and sundry, to rally behind government to help in finding a cure or vaccine to this disease as soon as possible

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Information reaching YEN.com.gh has revealed that not less than seven pregnant women in Ghana have tested positive for the coronavirus also known as the COVID-19.

The Chairman for Coalition of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) on Health, Dr. Gabriel Benaku, stated that he fears the disease could have an adverse effect on the newborn babies as well.

Dr Benaku made this known while speaking in an interview on TV3’s Midday Live Tuesday, April 28, 2020.

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“We already have spotted 7 pregnant women who are infected with covid-19,” he said.

Dr. Benaku is, however, calling on all and sundry, to rally behind government to help in finding a cure or vaccine to this disease.

He called on the government to walk the talk and not just show interest in developing a vaccine for the disease by supporting Ghanaians who have been trying hard to find a cure.

“Government should invest into vaccine production locally so we can use our integrated approach” he said, in solving cases of COVID-19, added.

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Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh earlier reported that a heavily pregnant woman suffering from the dreaded Coronavirus (COVID-19) has safely delivered her baby at the Kumasi South Hospital.

The patient is reported to have delivered a baby girl on the dawn of Sunday, April 26, 2020, while on admission at the hospital for COVID-19.

According to a report YEN.com.gh sighted on Classfmonline.com, the lady is a mother-of-four who was admitted on Thursday, April 23, 2020, after testing positive.

The 35-year-old mother and her baby are safe for no as doctors and nurses monitor them in case of any needed intervention, the report added.

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